Jeri Ellsworth has come up with an awesome hack. She has used a Commodore 64 and has designed it in such a way that it gets transformed into a C64 Bass ‘Keystar’ as named by her. At this year’s Makers Fair Bay Area, she unveiled her latest creation.
The hack has been created by splicing a bass guitar neck and connecting it to the retro Commodore 64. We have even posted a video where you can see Ellsworth explaining about her awesome hack and how she went onto create it in detail.
Now the Commodore 64 Bass ‘Keystar’ has in itself an original SID 6581 sound chip. It has been fitted with Piezo pickups so that it captures even the little vibrations from the strings. Ellsworth however admits that the Keystar has one flaw and that is its poet consumption as the device eats through 18AA batteries every eight hours of its use. So you will have to keep feeding it enough to not break the momentum.